Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

I admit, this is kind of a weird "recipe", but it's very attractive and different -- also refreshing. If you have a nice clear pitcher, give it a try!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut two thin lengthwise slices from cucumber, reserve remaining for another use.
  2. Stir together cucumber slices, 12 cups water and next 5 ingredients in a pitcher, cover and chill for 1 hour.
  3. Pour over ice in glasses before serving.
  4. Individual glasses can be garnished with sprigs of parsley or cilantro.


Most Helpful

This is a very good recipe. I made it as written, but did not have cranberries, so I substituted the same number of dried cherries instead. I think this would be fun to play with and try different combinations. Thanks Bobbie for a great recipe!

Lili's, Rori's & Rainah's Meemaw August 20, 2009

I made this and it was beautiful. Tasted better the next day, more flavor, very clean and refreshing. Thanks for the recipe!

buzzsau May 05, 2009

We loved this "fancy water" so much I even served it to the kids in wine goblets. We don't have cranberries at the moment, but I'll be making this recipe again & again, giving me plenty of opportunity to get them. I'm also going to try a bit of fresh mint next time too. Thanks so much for sharing, Bobbie!

**Tinkerbell** January 20, 2008

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